One AECI, for a better world

One AECI, for a better world

South Africa’s National Water Resources Strategy 2 estimates that the mining industry consumes approximately 5% of the country’s water. The UN global goals are a major focus for miners, and they are beginning to invest in total water management solutions that will support the delivery of:

Cost-savings

And AECI Water is helping them. Among the business’ value-adding interventions are the following:

Platinum Mine – 1-billion Litres of Water a Year

Proprietary desalination technology upgraded underground fissure water to potable water quality, replacing 1-billion litres of potable water a year.

Gold Mine – 1-billion Litres of Water a Year/Net Cost Saving of R25-million

Proprietary scale control technology made it possible to safely use mine process water in high temperature cooling systems.

Prior to the intervention, there were concerns that the process water would affect equipment integrity. This was due to a generally inferior quality compared to the municipal source and a high concentration of dissolved salts.

Deep Level Gold Mine – 475-million Litres of Water a Year/Net Cost Saving of 20%

Proprietary technology treated process water to potable water quality, suitable for human consumption. Phase 2 will deliver a further saving of 1,2-billion litres of potable water a year.

Gold Processing Plant – 300-million Litres of Water a Year/Net Cost Saving of at Least 10%

Proprietary technology treated dam water to potable water quality for use in diverse plant processes. The benefits included improved gold recovery and reduced fouling.

Strategic partnerships have also been completed in the DRC and Mozambique and a number are in progress on the rest of the African continent.